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Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Hawthorn Mineart
 

Get 3/4 of the way done with a novel. I have to get something closer to done. 
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Media Chair - Speed City Indiana Chapter Sisters in Crime
http://www.hawthornmineart.com


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

Thanks!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Jan 6, 2021, at 11:38 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

Dharma, that's an *amazing* title.
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Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

Dharma, that's an *amazing* title.
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Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: Book Publishing Paths

Bess Carnan
 

Thank you so much for sharing this!
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Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Neil Plakcy
 

My goal is to get my MM historical romance/adventure, The Gentleman and the Spy, published. I already have the cover and the book has been well-edited. Still collecting errors from beta readers.

Neil Plakcy


Re: Book Publishing Paths

John Copenhaver
 

Thanks for this, Robin! It’s a great cheat sheet—and feels very accurate to me.

-John

On Jan 5, 2021, at 8:03 PM, Robin Stuart <rcstuart@...> wrote:

I haven't seen this shared here yet. Jane Friedman posted her most recent "key paths" for publishing yesterday: https://www.janefriedman.com/key-book-publishing-path/

It's great info with a handy downloadable reference chart that spells out the how's and why's of different ways to get published.


John Copenhaver
Fiction Writer
Lambda Literary Columnist
www.jcopenhaver.com
Twitter: johncopenhaver
Instagram: johncope74
he/him/his

Author of the Macavity Award-winning novel DODGING AND BURNING. Available now from Pegasus Books.



Book Publishing Paths

Robin Stuart
 

I haven't seen this shared here yet. Jane Friedman posted her most recent "key paths" for publishing yesterday: https://www.janefriedman.com/key-book-publishing-path/

It's great info with a handy downloadable reference chart that spells out the how's and why's of different ways to get published.


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Jeffrey Marks
 

Finishing the latest short story -- which is nearly there, and finishing my sample chapter for my latest non-fiction proposal. 

Jeff

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Jeffrey Marks
www.jeffreymarks.com
Mystery biographer, nominated for the Edgar award, the Agatha, the Macavity, and winner of the Anthony award. 
Publisher, Crippen & Landru Publishers. 


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Darrell Z. Grizzle
 

My focus in January: finishing two stories I’ve already started and submitting them to anthologies. One is a Southern Gothic horror story, and one is a sword-and-sorcery tale with an immortal gay Barbarian. 

A few nights ago I dreamed the final scene of my mystery/thriller novel-in-progress. I now know who the killer is! The scene I dreamed (which had Katee Sackhoff standing in for the lesbian best friend character) wraps up the main storyline as well as an important subplot. I’m excited because now I have an endpoint as a focus for my writing in the novel. 

Darrell 


On Jan 5, 2021, at 2:26 PM, Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:

Finish editing BLOOD AND FIRE. And start editing TERF WARS. 

I’m planning on publishing four books this year. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Jan 5, 2021, at 11:26 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

What are you planning on doing this month?
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Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

Finish editing BLOOD AND FIRE. And start editing TERF WARS. 

I’m planning on publishing four books this year. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Jan 5, 2021, at 11:26 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

What are you planning on doing this month?
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


First Monthly Goals of the Year! #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

What are you planning on doing this month?
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: December Goals Check-In

Hawthorn Mineart
 

I finished a short story to submit to our local Sisters in Crime chapter's anthology and got some other writing done. I didn't do as much writing due to online shopping / wrapping / shipping presents, and cookie baking and so on, but I felt like I accomplished a few things.
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Media Chair - Speed City Indiana Chapter Sisters in Crime
http://www.hawthornmineart.com


Re: December Goals Check-In

Dharma Kelleher
 

Welcome to the group, Darrell. Congrats on the film deal. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


On Dec 29, 2020, at 9:30 AM, Darrell Z. Grizzle <hermitbear@...> wrote:


Hi, I'm new to the group. Happy to be here! I just sold the film rights to one of my previously published short stories. It will be a short film by an indie filmmaker who has made two feature movies that I loved (The Morningside Monster; Haven's End). 

I have not been writing much this year, but I recently got my writing mojo back and I'm sending out stories and working on my first novel. Got a rejection yesterday, but it was a personalized rejection, which is always better than a form-letter rejection. 

Looking forward to exploring this group and getting to know you all better! 

Darrell 

Darrell Z. Grizzle  www.ShadowHaunted.com 

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 6:07 PM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
Good luck with the short story!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


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Re: December Goals Check-In

Darrell Z. Grizzle
 

Hi, I'm new to the group. Happy to be here! I just sold the film rights to one of my previously published short stories. It will be a short film by an indie filmmaker who has made two feature movies that I loved (The Morningside Monster; Haven's End). 

I have not been writing much this year, but I recently got my writing mojo back and I'm sending out stories and working on my first novel. Got a rejection yesterday, but it was a personalized rejection, which is always better than a form-letter rejection. 

Looking forward to exploring this group and getting to know you all better! 

Darrell 

Darrell Z. Grizzle  www.ShadowHaunted.com 

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 6:07 PM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
Good luck with the short story!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com


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Re: December Goals Check-In

Dharma Kelleher
 

Good luck with the short story!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick
https://dharmakelleher.com

On Dec 28, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Jeffrey Marks <jeffrmarks@gmail.com> wrote:

Nearly done with the proposal I’m working on. Short story submitted to AHMM.





Re: December Goals Check-In

Jeffrey Marks
 

Nearly done with the proposal I’m working on. Short story submitted to AHMM.


Re: December Goals Check-In

cheryl head
 

85K on a stand-a-lone; another manuscript finished, and ready for the first edit.  Hope everyone has a safe, and satisfying NYE.  2020 was a year to test one's mettle. 

Cheryl

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 4:58 PM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I’m about halfway through the first revision of BLOOD & FIRE. Hoping to finish in the next week or so. Then I’ll run it through Pro Writing Aid before sending it off to my editor. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher
Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick

https://dharmakelleher.com


On Dec 28, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

At long last, the last Friday of 2020.
How did you do this month?
I, for one, went entirely off the rails, but that's okay. There's always next year!
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com



--
Cheryl Head  (She/Her)
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Board Member, Bouchercon


Re: December Goals Check-In

Dharma Kelleher
 

I’m about halfway through the first revision of BLOOD & FIRE. Hoping to finish in the next week or so. Then I’ll run it through Pro Writing Aid before sending it off to my editor. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher
Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick

https://dharmakelleher.com


On Dec 28, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

At long last, the last Friday of 2020.
How did you do this month?
I, for one, went entirely off the rails, but that's okay. There's always next year!
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


December Goals Check-In

Bess Carnan
 

At long last, the last Friday of 2020.
How did you do this month?
I, for one, went entirely off the rails, but that's okay. There's always next year!
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com


Re: December Goals! #Goals

Gale
 

Hi All,

The e-arc for my collection of short stories is available. I know it's a big ask but if anyone is interested in reading and reviewing it for Lambda Literary, I would be eternally grateful. Please let me know. Pub date is April 13 and it's getting very exciting. 

All the best,
gm 

Gale Massey
The Girl From Blind River
Florida Book Award 2018
Coming soon: Rising And Other Stories

GaleMassey.com



On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 4:01 PM Dharma Kelleher <dharma.kelleher@...> wrote:
I’m hoping to edit my new prequel novella. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Dec 7, 2020, at 1:57 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

It's our last monthly goal post of the year. Who's got a plan to finish the year like a BOSS? Who's taking a long winter's nap?
--

Bess
she/her
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

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